We invite you to participate in the Penn in Latin America and Caribbean 5th Annual Symposium!
The PLAC Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for Penn students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community to share research, projects, and other activities they may be engaged within Latin America and the Caribbean or as it pertains to the region.* You do not need to have a fully produced work to submit, as this is a more informal type of conference to learn from one another and network.
Please submit here:
If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to Cathy Bartch, Associate Director of LALS at email@example.com.
*You may also present on research or projects related to the Latinx population globally.
Students are invited to the Journal of Law and Public Affairs's annual symposium that will be held on February 5th, 2020. This year we will be hosting an amazing line up of speakers to discuss issues of affordable housing, poverty and race.
The Spring 2020 Training Class application is now open! Please find the application here. The application is due January 31, 2020 by 11:59 PM. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Kite and Key Society! The Kite and Key Tour Guiding and Chat & Chew programs are run out of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, located on the ground floor of Claudia Cohen Hall. The office cannot fully operate without the amazing time and effort our tour guides and day hosts put in assisting visiting guests. Prior to completing the application, all prospective applicants should take a moment to become familiar with the following requirements and responsibilities that are expected of each member of the Kite and Key Society.
Once the application is submitted, you may be prompted to sign up for a first-round interview time. Applicants will know if they have qualified for a first-round interview by Sunday, February 2nd. First round interviews will take place the week of Monday, February 3rd. Should you impress us in your first-round interview, you will move on to the final round of interviews the following week.
University of Pennsylvania Admissions Volunteer Requirements :
All new members are expected to complete formal training in the same semester as applying. Only upon completion of training will you be initiated into the Kite & Key society as a member.
This time of year, as students are returning to campus or traveling abroad, and cold and flu seasons are ramping up, we are mindful of illnesses that could be acquired while traveling.
Influenza-like Illness (ILI) is here in Philadelphia, and we’re starting to see an uptick on campus. Here are some tips for reducing the spread of illness on and off campus.
We are actively monitoring the novel coronavirus outbreak. Coronaviruses are a large, very common, family of viruses. They can be mild like a cold, or more severe like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), was recently identified. Campus Health, along with our colleagues within the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System, are monitoring the situation closely. We continue to coordinate information exchange with the University’s senior leadership, Penn Global, UPHS, Risk Management, and VPUL. At this time, there is limited person-to-person transmission of this illness globally, meaning little risk to our Penn Community.
Here are additional tips—these work for coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses—you can share with concerned students, staff, or faculty:
1. If you become unwell following travel, schedule an appointment at SHS or call SHS to speak to a nurse (215-746-3535). If you are Penn faculty or staff, please contact your Primary Care provider.
2. If traveling and feeling unwell, seek medical care. International SOS or your health insurance can be a good source of information regarding accessing care.
3. Use good hand hygiene. Wash hands with soap and warm water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
4. Limit the spread of germs and illness. Cover the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. Avoid sharing food, drinks, utensils, cups, vapes/JUULs, etc.
5. Self-isolate if you are feeling unwell (stay home and do not go to classes, work, or social events). If after 24 hours you are not feeling better consult medical guidance.
It is not likely 2019-nCoV will hit campus, but it is likely we continue to see respiratory illnesses that mimic some of the symptoms. Flu remains the predominant concern at this time. Please visit the SHS website for up to date information and the Campus Health Disease Updates page for more details on coronaviruses.
Nominations for all awards should be completed online at http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/osa/ivyday.php by
5pm MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2020.
Ivy Day Honor Awards include:
1) The Senior Honor Awards (Spoon, Bowl, Cane, and Spade for those who identify as male; Hottel Shield, Harnwell Flag, Goddard Loving Cup, and Brownlee Skimmer Hat for those who identify as female). Nominees must be members in good standing of the Class of 2020 who have contributed in outstanding ways to campus life through activities and leadership. Senior Honor Award recipients will be chosen by vote of the entire Senior Class.
2) The James Howard Weiss Memorial Award and the Penn Student Agencies Award recognize distinguished academic achievement (minimum G.P.A. of 3.7) and significant leadership in undergraduate activities by members of the senior class. A committee of students, faculty, and staff makes the final selection. Nominees should be the most outstanding members of group (1) above.
3) The Penn Alumni Student Award of Merit is presented to members of the senior class in recognition of their service to the University of Pennsylvania, which, in combination with other activities/endeavors, strengthens and enhances the University. The award will be given to no fewer than one and no more than four members of the senior class. There is no minimum G.P.A. requirement. A committee comprised of alumni makes the final selection from the list of candidates.
4) The Sol Feinstone Undergraduate Awards may be presented to either sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have contributed to “orderly and constructive social and educational change within or outside the University Community.”
Questions can directed to Rodney Robinson at email@example.com.
Fresh Start is targeted toward undergraduates while Academics Plus is targeted toward students from diverse linguistic backgrounds and is open to all. Registration for both series is encouraged.